Taking us on an extraordinary journey into the past and around the globe, from coral reefs to the North Pole, deserts to rainforests, Tim Flannery tells the story of the earth's climate, and how we have changed it. This is an extract from The Weather Makers, first published in 2005
This book is part of Green Ideas, a series of twenty short books from Penguin Classics that brings you the ideas that have changed the way we think and talk about the living Earth.
Tim Flannery (born 1956) is one of Australia's leading writers on climate change. An internationally acclaimed scientist, palaeontologist and conservationist, Flannery has discovered more than 30 mammal species during the span of his career.